Senate Presidency: How Ali Ndume Was Betrayed By Lawmakers – Report

Ekweremadu, Saraki fingered in the plans that scuttled Ali Ndume’s ambition of becoming Senate President  Yesterday, the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was inaugurated with the election of the Senate president and Deputy Senate President.  Following the election conducted by the clerk of the National Assembly at the red chamber, Senator Ahmed Lawan, representing Yobe North Senatorial district, was elected the Senate President, scoring 79 votes to defeat his opponent, Senator Ali Ndume who scored 28 votes in a total votes cast by 107 Senators. Similarly, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, representing Delta Central Senatorial District was elected the Deputy Senate

By |June 12th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Senate Presidency: It’s Too Late For Me To Withdraw For Anyone – Ndume

With the exit of Sen. Danjuma Goje (APC, Gombe) from the race for the Senate presidency, Sen. Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South) is now the remaining contender who will slug it out with Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan (APC, Yobe) for the position of the Number 3 Citizen.  In a brief interview with Daily Trust, he bared his mind on the unfolding scheming ahead of the inauguration.  Have you also withdrawn from the race for the Senate presidency just like Sen. Danjuma Goje did?  He said: “Why’re you asking whether I’ve withdrawn or not? I’ve been in the race ab initio;

By |June 10th, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: |0 Comments

Ndume To Lawan: You Can Secure Senators’ Endorsement But It Does Not Translate To Their Actual Votes

Former Senate Majority Leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume, has dismissed as unrealistic, claims by his opponent in the race for Senate Presidency, Ahmed Lawan, of having secured the endorsement of over 60 Senators-elect. Starnews reports on Saturday that Ahmad Lawan had secured the endorsement of over 60 Senators-elect for his election as senate president based on the statement made available to newsmen by his campaign committee. Reacting to report of Lawan’s endorsement, yesterday, Ndume noted that it was one thing to get endorsement and another to secure actual votes. Ndume, who spoke to journalists immediately after Lawan announced his endorsement, said:

By |June 9th, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“My quest to contest Senate President election on Tuesday stands,” says Ndume

The Senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, has again, vowed not to step down for any candidate in his quest to be the Senate President of the incoming Ninth National Assembly, Igbere TV reports. He said he was going to contest on the Floor of the Senate on June 11, despite the endorsement of Senator Ahmed Lawan by his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC. He was reacting to the the withdrawal of Senator Danjuma Goje (APC, Gombe) from the Senate Presidency race.  Starnews had reported that Danjuma Goje , Chairman of Senate Committee on Appropriations, on Thursday said he

By |June 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Ali Ndume Predicts Danger Ahead of 9th Assembly Over Independence of Legislature

An aspirant for the President of the Senate, Mohammed Ali Ndume, has warned that the independence of the Ninth National Assembly may be under threat. He called on lawmakers to work to protect its independence to avoid turbulent sessions. Ndume also singled out Senator Dino Melaye and apologised to him “if I offended you during my stay in the Eight Senate.” Ndume, representing Borno South in the upper legislative chamber, noted that the only thing every parliament is going for is its independence which it must guard zealously. The lawmaker said this while contributing to the valedictory session to mark

By |June 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Ali Ndume Slams Oshiomhole, Asks APC To Rescind Decision Over 9th Assembly Leadership

A contestant for the position of president of the Senate in the incoming 9th session of the National Assembly, Ali Ndume, has said that declaring a candidate for the seat of Senate President by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), is a breach of Nigerian constitution and that of his party, APC. Ndume said what was needed for the party was to treat all members equally and provide the atmosphere for free contest among qualified lawmakers, as provided by the constitution. Ndume, who represents Borno South in the Senate, is in a close contest with Ahmed Lawal, the incumbent Senate

By |May 29th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Senate Presidency: Buhari, Tinubu, Oshiomhole Gave Me Their Blessings — Ndume

There Was No Time APC Tell Me Not To Run, Says Ndume  A former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, yesterday stated that there was no time the All Progressives Congress (APC) officially asked him not to run for the position of Senate President, saying he joined the race to win as he has the support of his colleagues and party leaders to contest for the position. Addressing journalists yesterday in Lagos, Ndume expressed optimism that he would emerge as the Senate President in the ninth National Assembly, adding that he is not in the race to bargain for juicy position.

By |May 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Senate Presidency: Borno Governor Disowns Ndume, Supports Lawan

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has said that although, senator Ali Ndume, is his kinsman, he would not defy the All Progressives Congress’ choice of Ahmad Lawan for the position of Senate President. Lawan and Ndume are two major contenders for the position of Senate President. Mr Ndume is from Borno State while Mr Lawan represents neighbouring Yobe State in the Senate. Messrs Ndume and Shettima are political allies in Borno State. Mr Shettima made his stance known at his Abuja residence, shortly after the ‘Ahmad Lawan for Senate President Group’ paid him a courtesy visit. He said that

By |April 16th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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